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A final and typically useful report by Mark Bittman signals the end of his column in the New York Times, a platform from which he has succinctly highlighted food justice questions, support

Endcap Articles September 16, 2015

Jacqueline Hannah, previously general manager of the Common Ground Food Co-op in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, brings her co-op expertise and passion to Food Co-op Initiative where she will share it

Endcap Articles February 19, 2015
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This spring, food co-ops are urged to honor one of their outstanding trainers and leaders, Ann Hoyt, while supporting co-op development through the Cooperative Hall of Fame.  The Hall honors decade

Endcap Articles February 4, 2015
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In Seattle, Washington, Central Co-op is ahead of the curve in implementing the city's new minimum wage of $15, seven years in advane of the mandated schedule.  This may well be the highest grocery

Endcap Articles January 23, 2015
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A new, short video has just been released that explains the P6 or Principle Six movement, which takes its name from the 6th cooperative principle of "cooperation among cooperatives."  Find it at 

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How to build a broader movement for social change. How to evaluate the cooperative alignment and potential of allies such as nonprofits, land trusts, and advocacy groups?

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The so-called sharing economy, a model of business innovation based on open-source software and broad participation of a cooperative nature, is thoughtfully examined by Nathan Schneiderman at the S

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World hunger is real and widespread -- but it is not for lack of food, rather lack of food justice.  Cooperators can help address these issues by being well-informed.  Here are two links to excelle

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Excellent work and analysis on cooperative development continues to be found at community-wealth.org, a project of the Democracy Collaborative.  For people interested in cooperative development gen

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In an unfortunate action that is the first of its kind, at least for the current generation of food co-ops, Elm City Market in New Haven, Connecticut, has demutualized and is no longer a co-op.  Th

Endcap Articles October 17, 2014
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The next round of co-op training and education grants from the Howard Bowers Fund has an October 15 deadline.

Endcap Articles September 17, 2014
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An excellent report, "The Assault on Organics," appears in the current issue of Sound Consumerfrom PCC Natural Markets, the Seattle-based consumer co-op: 

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The international cooperative domain name, .coop, has now been joined to a cooperative marque or brand with the same letters.  Our national cross-sector cooperative trade organization, NCBA CLUSA,

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A 2012 study that identified serious health effects from feeding GMO (genetically modified organisms) corn and the Monsanto corporation’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been strongly reaffi

Endcap Articles June 26, 2014
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A helpful introduction to Elinor Ostrom's writings on the commons is found in a comment by Derek Wall at STIR, a site focused on “Co-ops. Community.

Endcap Articles June 10, 2014
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The Evergreen Cooperatives initiative in Cleveland has gotten a lot of notice for its vision of urban revitalization based on a complex of worker cooperatives in partnership with supportive local i

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Hosted by the Cooperative Development Foundation, the Cooperative Hall of Fame gives the highest recognition among U.S.

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New food co-ops continue their very strong growth, with more than 50 new cooperatives opening stores since 2009 – and more opening in 2014.  These groups are located all over the U.S.

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Efforts to reduce waste and energy consumption in the supply chain are detailed in a new report from the Sustainable Food Trade Association http://www.

Endcap Articles May 1, 2014
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Just published: a new, in-depth look at food co-ops in the greater metropolitan Minneapolis-St.

Endcap Articles April 15, 2014